Living with Covid-19 could prove more difficult to accept for Asia-Pacific economies that avoided even flu-level death rates by sealing their borders. Photo: AFP
Living with Covid-19 could prove more difficult to accept for Asia-Pacific economies that avoided even flu-level death rates by sealing their borders. Photo: AFP

From Hong Kong to Australia, how much death and sickness lie ahead as vaccination rates max out?

  • Statistically, societies may have to accept more Covid-19 deaths than those caused by the flu to move beyond the likes of lockdowns and border closures
  • Among territories with fully vaccinated populations of more than 70 per cent, mortality rates vary, but health experts say the time for this conversation is nigh

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Living with Covid-19 could prove more difficult to accept for Asia-Pacific economies that avoided even flu-level death rates by sealing their borders. Photo: AFP
Living with Covid-19 could prove more difficult to accept for Asia-Pacific economies that avoided even flu-level death rates by sealing their borders. Photo: AFP
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